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Pompei Bakery

1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4015 (University Village / Little Italy)
312 421-5179
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Ranked #1,662 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
Description: The Original Pompei Restaurant on Taylor street features Italian Food served in a casual atmosphere. Pompei features Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Soups and Desserts. There is plenty of parking along the street, and behind the restaurant. Pompei offers dine-in, carry out, delivery, catering and private banquet rooms. All food and desserts are made fresh daily from over 100 year old family recipes. Located close to the United Center, UIC Pavillion and RUMC, Pompei can accommodate large parties, last minute. Reservations are not required. Pompei is Family owned and operated and has been since 1909.
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Lockport, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sometimes being good also means being taken for granted, it really shouldn't be that way. I have been ordering from Pompei's for the last 6 years on the average of twice a month. All of it on a carry out basis. I have never been disappointed. Soup, salad or sandwich it is all good. So to make amends I'm writing... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We go to Pompei often from UIC but I only recently found out they have banquet rooms. We held an dinner meeting in the space that is called "Jut's" at breakfast, 1529 West Taylor Street. The Italian buffet and pizza appetizers provided plenty of choices for our group, which included vegetarians and meat-eaters. The space was very private and ample... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Tried Pompei on recommendation from someone who used to live nearby. Definitely sound advice. We had two small salads and shared an order of chicken ravioli. Just the right amount of food. Next time we will try the desserts. Other patrons really seemed to be enjoying them. Icing on cake was free parking behind the restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have been coming to Pompei Bakery on Taylor Street for years, and though there may be copycats, there is only one. Samples of the food are set up as you go down the line, and pizza is there to see. There are three different types of pizza, but I love the strudel pizzas especially the BBQ beef one. If... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have been going to this eating establishment for some time,and i place a order to go because i really did not have time to go inside an order. the order was (2) Fettuccine Alfredo one with broccoli and the other just simply Chicken fettuccine minus the broccoli.Call the Pompei Bakery and told them that a mistake had occurred and... More

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Kim D, Owner at Pompei Bakery, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of your displeasure with your order. Would you mind giving me your phone number that you would have placed the order under. I can then determine who took the first incorrect order and then which manager was on duty and mishandled the corrected order. As you know, we have been in business a very long... More

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I've always enjoyed going to Pompeii for lunch and have been going there for at least 10 years with groups of 20-25. I was always able to reserve the back room and got great service. However, this year the floor managers can no longer take large reservations over the phone even a week in advance. The owner/manager and sister of... More

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Kim D, Owner at Pompei Bakery, responded to this review

I am writing to respond to your review a few months ago. I understand you spoke with Carmela and that the matter was corrected. I just want to make sure that is the case and you are happy with how things were handled. Thank you. More

Lake City, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Came here after a pretty long walk, ordered spinach arancini (fried rice ball with marinara), tiramisu & cappuccino...yumm...loved the way they set up the restaurant, kind of like a cafeteria with fast service but really good food.

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Platteville, WI
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This was our second time here. You are immediately greeted by the authentic Italian atmosphere. You go through a line to pick your meal from amazing dishes of soups, pastas, sauces, and calzones, or something that looked like them. Wow, everything looked great. We had the special of the day pasta, and also the spaghetti with marinara sauce. It was... More

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Oostburg, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were in Little Italy for our first time and needed to catch a quick meal, and stumbled upon Pompei Pizza. Before entering I had misgiving because I didn't want pizza, but after entering I knew we had found the ideal locale. You order at the counter, pay, and then sit at a table, and a waitperson will bring the... More

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Selah, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We are staying for 5 days just up the street. Our first meal was at pompei and we found it to be very good. I had an Italian Sandwich and my wife had the Linguini with chicken. The pasta was done wonderfully and had a clean taste. There was not too much cheese like in most dishes of this kind.... More

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